School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is on the core territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem)(Kwee-kwet-lem) First Nation and lies within the shared traditional territories of the Tsleil-Waututh(Slay-wa-tuth), Katzie(Kate-zee), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Quay Quayt(Key-Kite) First Nation and Sto:lo Nation.
The Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training Program provides support to SD43 students who are interested in pursuing a Career, Education or Training in Trades. School District 43 and the Career and Trades Programs is committed to providing equal access and opportunity for Indigenous students interested in Trades.
There are several programs and resources available for those interested in exploring or entering Trades. In partnership with the ITA, ACCESS BC and WORK BC, we are able to provide students;
- Tuition free Trades Training Programs
- Financial support for equipment and other supplies
- Transportation and Housing Allowances
- Access to child care
- Mentorship Programs
- Free tutoring and learning support
- Free upgrading programs
It is our goal to support students and remove any barriers that they may face when entering Trades. For more information and additional resources please visit the links provided.
For more information how to support an Indigenous student in Trades please contact: